|Elections offices across state helping with new ID law today |
|Posted: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 12:03 am |
|NASHVILLE (AP) — State officials say elections offices across Tennessee will host outreach programs today to inform voters about a new requirement. |
A state law that takes effect Jan. 1 requires voters to show valid photo identification at the polls.
State election officials believe this is the first time in Tennessee history that such an education project has been done in all 95 counties on the same day.
Formats may vary from county to county, but most are having town hall meetings allowing citizens to ask questions about the requirement.
The law has become controversial because some state driver’s licenses do not have a photo of the driver.
Obion County’s meeting was to be held at 1 p.m. today at the Obion County Public Library. Published in The Messenger 11.1.11